Staying active indoors
Getting active outdoors is as important as ever for our physical and mental wellbeing. But spending more time indoors doesn’t mean you have to sit still either. There are lots of ways to make sure you’re staying active. You can create a whole range of indoor activities using things you already have at home. Screen time can even help you get active. We’ve put together a list of handy tips for making sure everyone in your home is keeping active during this difficult time but really, there’s no end to the things you can get up to.
Worried about disturbing the neighbours?
Difficult times like this can bring communities together, and because you've been spending more time at home, you may be seeing more of your neighbours than you used to. And they may be hearing more from you!
If you’re worried about disturbing the people around you, it’s best to tackle it head on and talk to them. They can’t expect your children to be silent all the time, so try and reach a compromise so that you don’t disturb them at certain times of day, for example, when they’re trying to sleep or have important work calls.
Tips for older children
Getting older kids active may not be so easy if they’re determined to stay stuck to their screens! To motivate them, suggest activities that they’re likely to enjoy or be good at, and let them choose how and when they exercise, so they feel they’re in control of the situation. But these ideas aren’t just for the kids – adults can join in too!